Au revoir, arriverderci and adiós August. No long goodbye but a wet handkerchief sob for unfulfilled forecasts and a damp dull tail-end to summer days.
“parts of the UK faced the wettest summer ever despite predictions for a dry, hot season…Britain now faces a cold and windy start to autumn with below-average temperatures and gales kicking off September”.
Here is a mop-up of warmer memories as reminder that there were sunny as well as soggy August days:-
monkey puzzle tree glistening silver in the sunshine
shady Tower hill terrace
aquarian bees sup from a fountain
blooming august in St Mary’s secret garden,
green vase detail in a garden window
blue skies at Hoxton station
up the sweet chestnut tree
male peony seeds ripening in the sun
noonday cat nap on an august afternoon
raring to go and cleanse the streets
the cycle collective chants:
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